Insight recorder updates

Insight recorder updates.

Insight recorder is a user testing session recording tool that allows you to record various types of UX testing sessions on the Linux desktop. It supports webcam/webcam, screencast/webcam, webcam and screencast setups. You can download it from github as a zip.

It looks like this..isr3 isr2 isrHere is an example of a testing session recorded with insight recorder where the task was “Clear history” in Web (epiphany) , normally in a user testing session you’d have a facilitator who would be encouraging the user to speak about their experience as they’re doing it.

A few of the updates..

  • Project Autotooled – better supported installation mechanism and for translation generation
  • Two new languages (es, fr)
  • Updated VU meter to show microphone level betterer
  • Opacity control for secondary video
  • “Online” recording – seems more reliable than trying to mash videos together afterwards
  • Fixes for project file updating and loading
  • Various crash fixes
  • Cleaned up video preview ui
  • new ‘New project dialog’


Updating HTC One X via usb on Linux

The wifi was broken on the HTC One X (wouldn’t activate) I had and thought it might be fixed by an update (it was), having no SIM for it yet over the mobile network wasn’t an option (and it’s a 300MiB+update), but you can do reverse tethering or “internet pass-through”, without the htc sync program you can do this on Linux:.

You will need: nmap, iptables, dnsmasq and python

  • Plug in phone, select “Internet pass-through”
  • Check dnsmasq is running to provide dns, (check by `host localhost` )
  • Set up forwarding/gateway to your interwebs
  • echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
    iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
    iptables -A FORWARD -i usb0 -j ACCEPT
  • Any luck both your PC and the phone will have themselves IPs, find the phone’s IP: “nmap -sn -v | grep “Host is up” -B 1″ replacing xxx with the current subnet. e.g.

vmware makefiles not compatible with make 3.82

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.10-3-amd64′
Makefile:10: *** mixed implicit and normal rules.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.10-3-amd64′
make: *** [vmnet.ko] Error 2

Using make version 3.82-1 downgrade to  3.81-8.2 0 (or go fix their make files)

"In previous versions of make it was acceptable to list one or more explicit
  targets followed by one or more pattern targets in the same rule and it
  worked "as expected".  However, this was not documented as acceptable and if
  you listed any explicit targets AFTER the pattern targets, the entire rule
  would be mis-parsed.  This release removes this ability completely: make
  will generate an error message if you mix explicit and pattern targets in
  the same rule."